Using Dav Pilkey’s books in the classroom

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Dav Pilkey’s books have always been a big hit – especially with reluctant boy readers. Find out how to use his books to enthuse children about writing

Dav Pilkey was born in 1966 in Ohio in the USA. At school he was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia, and that’s where he first created his character, Captain Underpants.

Dav Pilkey guide

Dav’s new graphic novel, The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future (Scholastic, £8.99 HB) is out now. Take a look at our in-depth guide to using this book, and Dav’s other stories, to get all children excited about fiction and writing. The guide is jam-packed and includes an introduction from Dav, activity ideas related to his books, discussion questions, a wordsearch and maze, and a comic-strip biography of the author!

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